Wild Columbia County

Hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing in northwest Oregon’s hidden jewel

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Simple directions for Liberty Hill camas – letters due Jan 30

With few days left to submit, I’ve put together simplified instructions. I also keep gathering more photos and data of this incredible place, with a lot of help from other people who really care. Here is a new version of the video, taking advantage of additional drone shots of the meadow and a ton more…

Liberty Hill’s camas and the impact of mining

A crushed rock mining company has submitted a proposal to demolish Liberty Hill in St. Helens. Liberty Hill is the largest Camas meadow left in northwest Oregon, is more pristine than any other such habitat within forty miles, and is home to an array of plants and wildlife rarely seen in our area including wildflowers,…

2022 Wildlife Photos

Just a little compilation of some of the wildlife photos that Matt, Jon, and Luke took in Columbia County this year. Enjoy! Note – The Liberty Hill depicted in the above photo is once again in danger of being destroyed for the purposes of commercial crushed rock. More information on what makes Liberty Hill special…

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Do you see frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards, or snakes? Take a picture and then upload to our iNaturalist herpetology project to track these creatures! More detailed information on submitting your photos can be found in the Columbia County Reptiles and Amphibians main page or the How to Enter Data post.

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Visit the Friends of Liberty Hill website or their Facebook page to learn about this unique meadow and what we can do to save it for our community.

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About Us

Jonathan grew up in St. Helens and has family in Yankton and Rainier. Matt grew up in Warren and currently lives in Scappoose. Jonathan’s wife Rosey and daughters Chhaya (less so) and Sophia (more so) join them on some of their adventures.

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Global Conservation

A few orgs doing God’s work:

Creative Conservation Alliance

A Rocha International

Health in Harmony

Lilok Farm